St. John’s basketball transfer Marcellus Earlington commits to San Diego

St. John's basketball transfer Marcellus Earlington (Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports)
St. John's basketball transfer Marcellus Earlington (Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports) /

Former St. John’s basketball forward Marcellus Earlington is headed to the West Coast. 

The seventh St. John’s basketball player that leapt into the transfer portal this offseason has found a new home.

Ex-Red Storm forward Marcellus Earlington has committed to San Diego University.

Earlington announced his decision via social media on Tuesday afternoon.

He becomes the third Red Storm player in the transfer portal to commit to a new team, joining David Caraher at High Point and Rasheem Dunn at Robert Morris.

The Stony Point, New York native opted to switch his focus to basketball despite receiving plenty of offers to play football in college.

Out of high school, the standout committed to play for the Johnnies under then-head coach Chris Mullin.

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In his three seasons with the Red Storm, the Don Bosco Prep (NJ) graduate averaged 6.8 points and 3.8 rebounds per game on 44.8-percent shooting from the field and 34.5-percent from three-point range.

St. John’s has seen eight players enter the transfer portal since January including Caraher, Dunn, Isaih Moore, Vince Cole, Josh Roberts, John McGriff, and Greg Williams Jr, in addition to Earlington.

St. John’s basketball forward provided great memories

While inconsistent at times, Marcellus Earlington will be remembered for his clutch shots and ability to shine in the big moment.

Perhaps Earlington’s most notable moment with the Johnnies was his 19-point outing in the First Round of the 2020 Big East Tournament where St. John’s defeated Georgetown, ending the game on a 23-0 run.

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This past season, Earlington chipped in 15 points off the bench in the Red Storm’s 74-70 upset win against then No. 23 UConn on January 18 and 16 points in a much needed home victory over Xavier on February 16.

The San Diego Toreros are coming off of a 3-11 (2-7 West Coast Conference) season that ended with a loss in the first round of the WCC Tournament to San Francisco, 67-51, and the program has only won 12 games over the past two seasons.

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